Ducks stops horse racing at Sedgefield

Ducks stops horse racing at Sedgefield

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Horses racing at Sedgefield had to duck out of the racecourse's sixth fence at the meeting on the 14th May, because a duck has made her nest there.

The RSPB says the nest and six eggs are protected by law so they cannot be moved.

It meant officials at the County Durham course had to alter the race for yesterday's entire meeting so as not to disturb the mother-to-be.

The duck was discovered last Tuesday during routine maintenance.